Where to Watch Tournament Basketball in Birmingham


The month of March brings with it many things… St. Patrick’s Day, Spring Break, Easter (this year), and of course, basketball! And this year, there are four teams from the state of Alabama in the Big Dance (Samford, Alabama, Auburn, and UAB!!!). Here is our list of where to watch basketball in Birmingham…

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1. Avondale Brewing Company

Avondale Brewing Co. is an exceptional brewery and outdoor music venue that hosts several music concerts and events. They have a large screen with outdoor seating for basketball viewing. (201 41st St S Birmingham)

2. Back 40 Brewery

The Back 40 Brewery is located next to Sloss Furnace, and has an expansive beer garden and outdoor porch with rocking chairs. They have an indoor stage and 20′ projection TV screen that is perfect for presentations, live music, and all the big games. (3201 1st Avenue North, Birmingham)

3. Baumhowers Victory Grille

Bob Baumhower (All-American from the University of Alabama and six time All-Pro for the Miami Dolphins) started his restaurant in 1981, to share his foodie passion with the world and introduce Buffalo-style chicken wings to the state of Alabama. Baumhowers has a great family-friendly environment and lots of TVS for basketball (and more!) viewing. (1270 Montgomery Hwy, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216)

4. Buffalo Wild Wings

Buffalo Wild Wings dubs themselves the ‘official sports bar of March Madness’. With seven locations around our community, there’s sure to be a restaurant near you. (Locations : 840 Colonial Prommenade Parkway, Alabaster; 1416 4th Avenue South, Birmingham; 4507 Riverview Parkway Suite 108, Birmingham; 5915 Trussville Crossing Parkway Suite 101, Birmingham; 110 Atchison Parkway, Chelsea; 2505 Caufield Drive, Gardendale; 640 Montgomery Highway, Vestavia Hills). 

5. Cahaba Brewery

Cahaba Brewery is a Microbrewery and distillery located in the historic Continental Gin in East Avondale. They host several annual events and have a large space to accommodate lots of people in your party. (4500 5th Ave South Building C, Birmingham) 

6. Casual Pint

The Casual Pint is the ultimate neighborhood gathering place in Hoover, Alabama with a phenomenal beer selection and mouth-watering cuisine. They have a warm and inviting community atmosphere perfect for individuals, families, large gatherings and more. (5541 Grove Blvd Suite 111 Hoover)

7. Filling Station 

The Filling Station is a local eatery with global craft beers and a friendly environment, great pizzas, Italian food, live entertainment and much more! Located in the vibrant Crestwood neighborhood of Birmingham, The Filling Station has become a local favorite. (5524 Crestwood Blvd Birmingham, AL)

8. Good People Brewery

Good People Brewing Company is Alabama’s oldest and largest brewery. They have a large outdoor eating and drinking area, and host a variety of events. (114 14th St S, Birmingham)

9. Paramount

Paramount is a downtown bar arcade focusing on all-natural burgers, hot dogs, and sandwiches. The interior of the bar includes classic neon signs, butcher block, a vintage mural, shop lights, and a wall of car rims help create that garage meets arcade atmosphere. (200 20TH St N, Birmingham)

10. Waldo’s Chicken and Beer

Waldo’s Chicken & Beer is all about great chicken, cooked Southern Fried and Rotisserie, and paired with a scratch-made menu of Southern sides. Waldo’s has an outdoor patio that’s great for kids and pets and several large TV’s for watching all of the games. (3009 Pump House Rd, Ste 110, Vestavia Hills, AL 35243) 

11. Walk-On’s

Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux is a fun atmosphere for families, and has from-scratch dishes, wall-to-wall TVs, craft beer, and cocktail lists. With three locations in Birmingham you’re sure to have one convenient for you. (6401 Tattersall Park Drive, Birmingham & 5249 Peridot Pl, Hoover & 464 Main Street, Trussville)

What is your favorite place to watch basketball in Birmingham? Let us know in the comments below!

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Julie S
Born at St. Vincents, Julie has lived in Birmingham nearly all her life, and she looks forward to meeting and connecting moms all over our community. Before having kids and co-founding Birmingham Mom Collective, she worked various jobs as a retail manager, merchandise manager, software support associate, and an HR recruiter. When she's not taking care of her two young children, you can find her (sometimes) working out, singing and fellowshipping at her church, playing golf (horribly), drinking sweet tea, and taking trips with her husband, Nathan. She loves all things coffee, Gilmore Girls, Disney World, Dolly Parton, and peanut m&ms!


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